4theRegion is an alliance of people, businesses and organisations across South West Wales, who love where we live and want our region to flourish.

We connect people, share good news and enable collaboration, through our forums, events, projects and comms, for a future that promotes the well-being of people and planet.

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Gower College Swansea to get world-class skills boost

Gower College Swansea is to get a world-class skills boost after being selected to join an elite training programme. The College is one of 12 leading institutions (colleges and Independent Training...

Award winning company appointed to lead £750m Swansea regeneration

Proposals, worth £750m, that would further transform Swansea city centre and develop new homes and attractions along the coast and riverfront have taken a major step forward....

UWTSD appoints a Director of Marketing and Communications

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) has appointed Jonathan Batty as its Director of Marketing and Communications. Jonathan will be responsible for leading the development and...

Simon Wright Appointed UWTSD Professor of Practice

Simon Wright, restaurateur, broadcaster, food writer, and consultant has been appointed to the role of Professor of Practice by the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD). The title of...

The Reading Room: Food & Farming

THE READING ROOM: FOOD & FARMING Across Wales, there is a huge amount of work, thought-leadership, strategy and policy being developed around the future of our food, the future of farming, and...

Hutchinson Thomas joins pilot scheme on comparison data for law firms

Law firm Hutchinson Thomas, which has offices in Swansea and Neath, is one of the first law firms in Wales to join a pilot project conceived by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) designed to...

New Swansea Headquarters for Wales’ Largest Independent Accountancy Firm

The largest independent accountancy firm in Wales: Bevan Buckland LLP has confirmed its move to Swansea Enterprise Park, Llansamlet. Currently based in Langdon House, SA1, the new headquarters will...

Students and Staff from Swansea College of Art contribute to the ‘Without Borders’ exhibition

Students and staff from UWTSD’s Swansea College of Art have contributed to the latest exhibition showcasing at the Elysium Art Gallery, Swansea, ‘Without Borders’. 'Without Borders' is an evolving...

Swansea Businesses Urged to Plug into Gower Power to Invest in Their Local Community

The first community-owned solar farm in Wales is offering Swansea businesses the opportunity to plug into locally produced green energy whilst supporting grassroots community projects on their...

Scrum…tious solar panels tackle climate change at Cwmgors Rugby Club!

Cwmgors kicked off the first game of the season by unveiling their new solar panels on the club house. The club are hoping the solar panels can provide an energy boost to the season. The 30kW system...

There is great stuff happening across our region, but people don’t know what others are doing.  We champion the changemakers and share positive news, to connect likeminded people and great ideas. 

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OUR IMPACT AREAS

Buy Regional

If businesses and organisations in this region buy more from each other, we can keep more wealth here in South West Wales, develop our supply chain, and create more opportunities for people and local businesses.

Destination & Transport

Tourism is a key economic driver for the region.  An integrated, sustainable travel network is essential to prosperity and well-being.  We want to help partners collaborate better across the region to develop both.

Development & Investment

Regeneration is something we should all do together.  How can we ensure that major regional projects are designed and delivered in a way that provides economic and social benefits for the region over the long term?

Well-being Region

In a fast changing world, we think the well-being economy will be the battleground of the next 10 years, and successful places will be those that build prosperity by prioritising people, health, quality of life, the environment and equality.

Circular Economy

A circular economy is restorative and regenerative by design. We must move away from our linear economy (make, use, dispose), closing the loop to conserve resources and ensure long term sustainability.

Creative Economy

The creative economy is everything that relates to human creativity and ideas, IP, knowledge and technology. How can we support more creativity and innovation across our economy?

GOOD NEWS

Record Results for NPTC Group of Colleges

Record Results for NPTC Group of Colleges

NPTC Group of Colleges has been congratulating all students receiving their results yesterday. In the face of another year disrupted by the global pandemic, the College achieved an incredible overall pass rate of 100 per cent. The College...

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Ouma expands to new offices on Swansea High Street

Ouma expands to new offices on Swansea High Street

A successful local marketing company, which has seen a huge 800% increase in turnover during the past year, has moved into stylish new offices at High Street’s Urban Village to accommodate new hires and planned future growth. Ouma is a...

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NRW launches new Check Your Flood Risk service

NRW launches new Check Your Flood Risk service

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has launched a new web service that provides flood risk information using a postcode, along with improvements to the way customers can access flood risk information from its website. The service, which...

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Welsh bathing waters top destination this summer

Welsh bathing waters top destination this summer

As Covid-19 restrictions continue to ease in Wales, and thoughts turn towards enjoying holiday destinations closer to home this summer, visitors to Wales’ beaches can be assured that they have met rigorous quality standards according to...

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